With Greitens' blessing, lawmakers aim for lobbyist-gift ban

     (AP) – Missouri lawmakers hope that the upcoming session
will finally produce a ban on lobbyist gifts, thanks to support from Republican
Gov.-elect Eric Greitens.
     It's among the top priorities for House Speaker Todd Richardson, who said he
was personally disappointed when an ethics bills didn't pass last session.
     Some lawmakers say a compromise might be needed, perhaps a cap instead of an
outright ban.
     If they fail to deliver in the 2017 session, it'll break a campaign promise
from Greitens, who largely focused on how he'd tackle corruption in the Capitol.


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